May Detox Series- Respiratory System

May Detox Series- Respiratory System

The respiratory system refers to the lungs, airways and respiratory muscles that allow the exchange of gases.  These gases, oxygen and carbon dioxide, are passively exchanged in the alveolar region of the lungs.  Most of the respiratory system is lined with mucous membranes that protect the system.  Cells lining the lungs also secrete immune factors and other antimicrobials that help to protect the lungs from infection and damage.

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